Complex Problems. Creative Solutions.
With a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from University of Houston-Clear Lake, you’ll be prepared to develop, maintain and operate systems critical to life, health, property and the environment. Your skills can be applied to everything from bridge building to spacecraft design. The coursework for this program takes an interdisciplinary approach designed to create engineers who are knowledgeable in diverse systems engineering methods and management so they can then take key roles working in complex systems vital to aerospace, telecommunications, biomedicine, chemical engineering, energy, and manufacturing. The program offers the full range of concurrent engineering concepts and skills needed to specify, implement and support complete systems.
Customize Your Degree to Meet Your Career Goals
With the guidance of faculty members who are dedicated to your success, you’ll be
exploring concepts, principles, models, processes and procedures that impact the construction
of complex systems. Get hands-on instruction in state-of-the-art labs and master the
standards and tools used in the systems engineering process. You’ll gain the insight
to create improvements on your company’s current processes and equipment, and integrate
their hardware and software programs to produce a fully functional system that will
meet the needs of your company and their client base. This degree plan consists of
formal courses, laboratory work and research conducted under the guidance of a faculty
adviser. Candidates can tailor their program of study to emphasize systems engineering
analysis or systems engineering management.
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College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.
- Systems Engineering M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field including preparation coursework as listed in the catalog.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 14
Final* and Session Start - August 28
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - September 1
Final* and Session Start - January 16
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
*Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
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Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.